Good news is, the website update is finished! Corina of Cocorrina designed a gorgeous new logo for my business. She managed to capture the simple, organic, slightly-vintage-with-a-modern-twist aesthetic of my work in one simple logo and I couldn't be happier with it. I've also added lots of new photos added to the galleries, include a whole new gallery featuring a full wedding from getting ready the morning of the wedding to the last dance of the night and a few shots from a day-after couple's session. And a blog update is coming soon, too, so to say things have been "busy" around here would be a bit of an understatement.
In the midst of all this time behind the computer, I found a little bit of time here and there to slip out to the shelter and hang out with the dogs for a little while. I had the opportunity to visit during a big intake last week and got lots of sweet photos of the newest pups at the shelter. I'm always amazed by how sweet and friendly the dogs are when they come in. Of course, they're a bit scared and nervous, as would be expected, but at the same time, they somehow seem to know they're in a safe place. Things will only get better for them at this point and they seem to realize that somehow. You can see it in their eyes - a sense of peace and relief that balances out the nerves and anxiety of being in yet another unfamiliar place.
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Twinkie and Sancho, excited to meet their new shelter-mates.
A lot of the dogs at the shelter come in as strays from all across the state. Intake can be a bit chaotic but the shelter is prepped and ready with the necessary collars, tags, and paper work by the time the dogs arrive.
Gotta get a good "before" shot! After an inspection and a dose of flea and tick meds, a little bit of grooming is sometimes needed.
The new dogs get lots of love and cuddles from the volunteers as soon as they arrive.
"Can I come home with you?"
If you thought shelters only had "mutts" you'd be sorely mistaken. Yorky? Check! Akita puppy? Check! Sweet and friendly shitzu? Check and check!
If you're interested in adopting, fostering, or volunteering and would like to meet any of the pups in person, just schedule an appointment on Northern California Family Dog Rescue website.